Pro-Brexit MPs weighed a no-confidence vote in Theresa May yesterday evening. But the essential case against one remains unchanged.
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We prefer Canada Plus Plus Plus. But a question could emerge over the next few months: is it a better option than an unmanageable No Deal – or even no Brexit at all?
Meanwhile, Hammond’s approval rating plumbs new depths – as Fox and Raab gain ground after criticising the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts.
Javid retains second place and drifts down slightly. For the moment, these two are only game in town – at least, as far as our panel is concerned.
Henry Newman: Has the Prime Minister’s change of tack on Brexit bought any goodwill with her EU counterparts?
We will know soon enough, when the leaders reassemble for the next opportunity to break the impasse.
The irony is that Hammond is appallingly placed to persuade voters that No Deal really does carry risks.
May’s Chequers “charm offensive” continues with a letter to Tory members – but is it making any difference?
It might even make things worse to spend Party funds to simply repeat the same messages, so long after the summit.
Our Cabinet League Table. The Chequers effect blitzes everyone. They’re all down. And May dives to her lowest rating ever.
This is collective punishment for the new Brexit policy. P.S: when ratings fall in this way, place in the table scarcely matters.
We re-run the author’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
Our Survey. Next Tory Leader. Johnson more than triples his score to come top – for the first time since 2016
It’s the Chequers factor – as Gove falls from second to fifth. Javid remains competitive on 19 per cent, coming second this month.
On Brexit, housing and social care there is constructive dialogue and partnership with Ministers. It is delivering results.
The Brexit Secretary says “people need to know that actually we’re ready so that Britain can thrive whatever happens”.
Plus: Those who worked with him at Vote Leave have a duty of care to Darren Grimes. And: Don’t try to out-stare Raab.
Iain Mansfield: May’s new plan isn’t perfect, but it’s practicable. However, it can only work if treated as her bottom line.
Paradoxically, the Prime Minister can only deliver her proposals if the Government now prepares actively for No Deal.
The Conservative Brexit choice. Seek to park the UK in the EEA under a new Tory leader. Or press on.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.